Horwath calls for dedicated minister, action plan to address crisis in long-term care
TORONTO — Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has written a letter to Premier Doug Ford calling for a new dedicated long-term care minister, as well as an action plan to address the crisis unfolding in long-term care.
Statement of condolence from MPP Sol Mamakwa after three children lose lives to fire in Sandy Lake First Nation
KIIWETINOONG — MPP Sol Mamakwa issued the following statement in response to news several children died in a house fire in Sandy Lake First Nation early Friday:
"Our hearts are broken for the members, families, first responders, and leadership of Sandy Lake First Nation as they grieve the horrific loss of...
Long-term care residents must not fall through the cracks because Ford government in disarray: NDP
BRAMPTON – NDP Deputy Leader and Long-Term Care critic Sara Singh released the following statement regarding the resignation of the Minister of Long-Term Care Rod Phillips as the Omicron wave hits long-term care homes:
“Outbreaks and staff shortages are surging in long-term care homes again, leaving...
NDP received 127,000 donations in 2021
Horwath’s NDP raised three times more than Del Duca’s Liberals
TORONTO — The NDP received a whopping 127,454 individual donations in 2021 – far more than every other party combined — totalling more than $5.1 million.
“Something special has been happening,” said Ontario NDP Provincial...
Diane Ballantyne chosen to be the NDP candidate in Wellington—Halton Hills
FERGUS— New Democrats in the riding of Wellington—Halton Hills have selected recognized community advocate and Wellington County councillor Diane Ballantyne to be their NDP candidate for the 2022 provincial election.
The nomination was made official during meeting on Thursday evening attended by over 55...
Ford’s PCR testing cuts, delays are having serious consequences: NDP’s Begum
Health care worker says testing delays are keeping her away from work
SCARBOROUGH — Doly Begum, NDP MPP for Scarborough Southwest, says Doug Ford’s COVID testing cuts and delays are having serious consequences in her community, and she’s urging the government to ramp up testing. For frontline health...
Horwath calls on Ford to let recently retired nurses work after media reveals roadblock
QUEEN’S PARK — Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is calling on Doug Ford to remove the roadblocks standing in the way of retired nurses who are prepared to help vaccinate Ontarians against COVID-19 as the province battles Omicron.
Horwath’s call comes as Global News reports that a nurse who...
MPP Shaw statement on the closure of the West End Urgent Care Clinic
HAMILTON – MPP Sandy Shaw (Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas) released the following statement on the news that Hamilton Health Science West End Urgent Care Clinic is closing due to staffing shortages:
“This news is deeply concerning and families in my riding are worried about timely access to care if they...
Ford must provide HEPA filters in London schools: London NDP MPPs
LONDON – MPPs Terence Kernaghan (London North Centre), Teresa Armstrong (London-Fanshawe) and Peggy Sattler (London West) released the following statement on reports that only 25 to 30 per cent of Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) classrooms have HEPA filters, and that families are now fundraising so that...
Doug Ford nowhere to be seen as crisis unfolds in Toronto shelters
TORONTO — The NDP MPP for Beaches-East York Rima Berns-McGown, critic for Poverty and Homelessness, released the following statement calling on the Ford government to provide urgent help to the city's homeless shelters, which are currently in crisis as COVID tears through them:
"Toronto is seeing a...
ONA, NDP say 22,000 more nurses are needed
Horwath and Hoy lay out solutions to address the nursing shortage
QUEEN’S PARK AND TORONTO — Leader of the Official Opposition NDP Andrea Horwath, and President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association Cathryn Hoy, RN joined together Thursday morning to say they believe Ontario now needs 22,000 more nurses...
NDP calls for urgent push to get kids vaccinated
Fewer than half of kids five to 11 are vaccinated just five days before back-to-school
QUEEN’S PARK — Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath is calling urgently for a new vaccine push for students.
Only 46.7 per cent of kids aged five to 11 in Ontario have their first dose, and just 3.5 per cent...